Evanescence was on the road with Halestorm when the tour had to postpone its final five dates due to people within the Evanescence camp testing positive for COVID-19. This includes the Camden gig, which was rescheduled for January.

Amy Lee touched on the whole ordeal in a conversation with WMMR’s Pierre Robert saying, “There [were] a few COVID cases in our touring party, like has happened to so many people. And we just knew that right away the safe thing to do was to hit pause and shut it down and keep everybody safe. Fortunately, we were able to reschedule our last five dates for January right away, so that definitely felt better.”

Lee mentioned the various precautions the tour was taking while on the road noting, “We were all testing daily, actually, on top of being vaccinated and wearing masks all the time — except when we’re at the end of the day in your bus, like, ‘Okay, finally I can chill.’ Or on stage. So, even with all those precautions in place, we’re still having to travel from place to place and going to venues and there’s a crowd there and everything else.”

Lee added, “I think what being vaccinated really does is keep you from having really severe reactions and potentially dying. So it can save your life…Vaccinated or not, we should still be masking up, we should still be very careful; there’s a new variant around…I definitely in every way would advocate get the vaccine. And beyond that, especially now, heading into the winter time and the holidays and everything, be careful. Care for the ones you love. [Take] the test when you first get together. That’s definitely something that helped us because we were able to catch it immediately and stop any spread from happening with us and stop the whole thing.”

Evanescence and Halestorm are scheduled to resume their tour on January 14 in Cincinnati. A list of their final five shows is as follows:

-1/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center (postponed from 12/12)
1/16 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion (postponed from 12/17)
-1/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Peterson Events Center (postponed from 12/14)
-1/20 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center (postponed from 12/18)
-1/21 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (postponed from 12/15)


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